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Olympics – PLO Arab Style

Opening Ceremony (AP)

Javelin (AFP)

High Jump (AP)

Weightlifting (AP)

Fencing (AFP)

Hammer Throw (AFP)

Gymnastics (AP)

Running (Reuters)

Judo (AP)

Shooting (AFP)


The Jerusalem Post reports:

Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat on Saturday called for a cease-fire with Israel during the upcoming Olympic games in Greece, but Israel dismissed the offer as insincere.

In ancient Greece, the Olympic Truce lasted from a week before the Olympic games began until a week following, to allow participants and viewers to travel to the games and return home safely.

Arafat issued the call at a lighting ceremony for a symbolic Olympic torch at his headquarters in Ramallah.

“On the occasion of lighting the Palestinian Olympic torch, I declare our respect and commitment for an Olympic Truce, which I signed in my besieged office,” Arafat said.

“We hope that the revival of the ancient and noble Greek tradition will help in creating a world that enjoys peace, justice and security for the coming generations,” he said.

I would have responded like this, had Allah not beaten me to the punch.

Meanwhile, more on the PLO Arab representation at the Games.

Palestinian officials have said they plan on sending a swimmer, fifteen terrorists, two runners and a boxer to the Olympic games, which are to take place August 13-29.

Although these are the only sports in which PLO Arabs will be represented, their Olympic training encompassed a broader range of Olympic sports. In an Israellycool exclusive, we have obtained pictures from the various training sessions.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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